Until recently Tunisia was considered to be a minor league and relatively underexplored venue in Africa's rapidly expanding oil & gas scene. This situation has quickly changed with new bid rounds and forced relinquishments creating an opportunity for new companies to come in.
Many cite the U.S. economy and the decreasing value of the dollar as being reasons for the recent rise in gas prices. While this can influence the amount charged for gas in the long-term, this factor does little to explain the constant peaks and troughs.
What is really holding back a full-blown renewable energy boom is not technological shortcomings. It is the lack of political will to risk the fossil fuel industry's wrath.
The funding crunch facing America's transportation infrastructure has made it crucial for our cities, counties, states and regions to find innovative ways of funding our mobility.
Whenever I bring up the importance of getting America the energy plan it deserves, someone always says, "Boone, let's not pick winners and losers. Let's let the market decide." There's only problem with that statement.
This is a pretty straightforward cap-and-trade proposal very similar to the one currently in place to control acid rain. In fact, there was a time when members of the GOP were the most enthusiastic advocates for cap-and-trade.
Corporations, and governments too, have an incentive to limit the freedom of the press. These are powerful entities, often in cahoots, that can and will ignore the First Amendment when they can get away with it.
If TransCanada felt it had weathered the worst of a five-year battle with environmentalists and other critics of the Keystone XL pipeline project, events of the last week or so will have curbed their enthusiasm.
We did preserve our ability to exercise our right to free speech and to be a watchdog against corporate crimes. That right is vital to protect the power of the people in our society. We will exercise that right until we do win the things Amazonian communities in Ecuador need most.
Tar sands expansion rewards the oil industry while putting us all at risk of oil spills and climate change. That's a raw deal by any calculation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday announced its proposed Tier 3 rules, which would reduce allowable amounts of sulfur in gasoline and help automobiles' catalytic converters capture more pollutants.
The more we raise our voices and shine a spotlight on acts of environmental injustice, the harder it is for the industry to maintain its protective shroud of silence. So let's join Rev. Yearwood and follow the example of Dr. King. Tackling climate change is the challenge of our time.
Officials at TransCanada insist that their proposed Keystone XL pipeline is environmentally safe. Current events suggest otherwise.
Autonomous cars will give drivers the right to claim that they are not liable for traffic incidents, but determining who is liable will be a bit tricky. Responsibility will somehow have to be shared by the driver and the maker of the technology and the car.
The only jobs being creating in Rep. Tim Griffin's district are for cleanup crews to mop up the damage from the dirty fuel he continues to endorse. But I'm sure the Republican voters in Faulkner County will figure out some justification for continuing to support the Keystone XL pipeline's biggest fanboy in Arkansas.